Issue No. 100  December 2017
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Firstly, a thank you at this time of the year, to all our loyal and wonderful clients, that make S1 a reality.
Thank you for your business and your help in making S1 Group one of the best suppliers in the country. Thank you also to all the Crew members, that work so hard to make things happen on set, and all the Suppliers and Sub Rental houses that work so hard in the back ground, to make us all look good.

From the Team at S1, wishing you a very Merry Christmas
and a really great 2018!

Looking for Full Time & Freelance   

S1 is looking to hire for a couple of positions.

Equipment Specialist - Rentals Dept (Full Time)
Reliable, honest, not afraid of hard work, and a great personalty.
This is more important than a specific skill set, but technical ability, repair ability, problem solving and driving are all a plus. Working in the Rental Department, and on set on Productions. Must have a clean driving record. If experienced, higher remuneration, If not we are willing to train the right person.

Van-Truck Operator / Swing - S1 Truck Packages (Freelance)
        Reliable, honest, not afraid of hard work, and a great personalty,                       must have at least 5 years of on set experience, working as a                        Grip/Gaffer/Swing. Must have a clean Driving Record.                   
        Good Rates for the right person.

If you are interested please contact us by email to,
Please include a resume or a description of your experience, and we will get in touch with you.
Gabor Jurina shoots Bayview Village Holiday Lookbook

Fashion photographer Gabor Jurina shot the Holiday 2017 Lookbook for the Bayview Village Shopping Centre, at the luxurious Hazelton Hotel in Toronto.

S1 Supplied: Lighting, Grip, Production Rentals and Truck Services

Caitlin Cronenberg shoots the Gallery for Schitt's Creek Season 4

Toronto photographer Caitlin Cronenberg shot the crazy cast of Schitt's Creek for the upcoming season. The fourth season premieres January 9th at 9pm on CBC in Canada and January 24th on Pop TV in the US.

S1 Supplied: Capture Service, Lighting, Grip, Expendables and Truck Services

Ruven Afanador shoots Drake for The Hollywood Reporter

Hometown hero Drake, was photographed by internationally renowned photographer, Ruven Afanador for The Hollywood Reporter.

S1 Supplied: Camera Support, Lighting, Grip, Production Rentals, Special FX, Expendables, Truck Services
Drake for The Hollywood Reporter
Kevin Wong of Draw Ideas Inc shoots Ads for Sunwing, featuring Chef Lynn Crawford

Toronto DP Kevin Wong shot a series of spots for Sunwing Airline with the famous Canadian chef Lynn Crawford. 

S1 Supplied: S1 LED Truck Package, Monitors, Production Rentals

Christos Kalohoridis shoots the Gallery for Frankie Drake Mysteries

Christos Kalohoridis shot the cast of the new CBC show Frankie Drake Mysteries. The show currently airs on the CBC at 9pm on Mondays.

S1 Supplied: Capture Service, Lighting, Grip, Special FX, Truck Services
Frankie Drake Mysteries on CBC
Juan Algarin Shoots for Winners

New York photographer Juan Algarin was back in Toronto for Shannon McConnell Inc., to shoot the new Holiday Campaign for Winners.

S1 Supplied: Camera Support, Lighting, Grip, Production Rentals, Truck Services

Pricing & Negotiating: Vehicle Owner Portraits for Automotive Brand

Craig Oppenheimer of Wonderful Machine goes over the details of the quoting process for a portrait job.

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Pricing & Negotiating: Employee Portraits for a Sustainability Report

Jess Dudley of Wonderful Machine details the quoting process for a corporate portraits job.

Phase One unveils Capture One 11 with 'next level layers' and more

Watch out Adobe. Phase One has unveiled the next major update to Capture One. The new version,  Capture One 11 , promises improvements in every regard: from "new, highly responsive tools," to "workflow enhancements" to a new "finely tuned processing engine."

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Printer Review: Epson Supercolor P5000 Large-Format Desktop Printer

Epson inkjet printers have been a staple in photographers' studios for many years and with good reason. Each generation of hardware and ink set development brings photo printing to new levels. That trajectory continues with the SureColor P5000, Epson's latest, large format 17-inch desktop printer.

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Firmware Friday: A staggering 53 updates, all but one for Canon, Fuji, Leica, Olympus or Panasonic ILCs!

Imaging Resource's Firmware Friday  roundup this week has gone absolutely stratospheric, with news of a mind-blowing 52 interchangeable-lens camera and camcorder updates, plus one for a hybrid instant camera. 

David LaChapelle looks back on his exceptional career

It's hard to imagine what celebrity photography might look like were it not for David LaChapelle . Across three decades, the American photographer's high-octane, surreal images of everyone from Pamela Anderson  to Hillary Clinton  redefined the magazine portrait. Now he has published the final two of a five-volume anthology of books that span his career.

Notable Photo Books 2017: Part 1

The photo book remained unchallenged in 2017 for the title of photography's favorite form. From years-long documentary projects to experiments in visual narrative, ruminations on cultural history to chronicles of daily life in underrepresented communities, these are the photo books that caught the eyes of PDN 's editors this year.

Art Streiber on Why Sharing Knowledge and Techniques Openly Benefits Him - And Photography

Streiber often posts photos on Instagram showing and explaining his lighting techniques and praising his assistants, who he says he's always learning from. "My photo assistants are working for the top photographers around the world," says Streiber. "You're foolish not to listen to the input of experienced crew."

Sandwich Board

Let your crew know where you are on location with these handy sandwich boards. Just tape on a piece of paper with some details and no one will get lost!

Deluxe First Aid Kit

This Section 10 Ontario compliant first aid kit is good for 16 -199 people. Keep on set just in case something should happen.
10lbs Fire Extinguisher

Keep on set "just in case". Set safety is important!

Waterproof Sandbags - 25lb

On location outside in the rain or snow? Or perhaps it's a bit muddy? Make sure you choose some of these new sandbags to make cleanup easy and keep cleaning or extra charges to a minimum. Vinyl and made with crushed glass, they don't absorb water like sand and are easy to wipe clean!

Garbage/Recycling Bin (32 Gallon)

Always looking to make your rental experience easier, we have added some more basic production items to Rentals so you can get all you need from one spot! These large bins will keep your set clean and tidy. We also carry garbage and recycling bags should you need them too!

Crate of 2-4-6 Wood Step (12)

Handy for chocking wheels, leveling track and anything else you can think of! Comes in a crate of 12.

China's Billion Dollar VR Theme Park Is Nothing Short Of Colossal

If there was any doubt that the VR boom in China was all hype, then it's probably starting to fade now. It's been common knowledge for awhile now that the Oriental Times Media Corporation has been working tirelessly on a massive VR theme park for Chinese patrons. Well thanks to some new  footage  and  images , we finally have a clear look at the still-in-progress complex and the word "massive" is putting it extremely lightly.

Freefly Systems announces Movi - The cinema robot for iPhone

The folks at Freefly have a new gimbal but it's not what you would expect from the pro-oriented company. Freefly is entering an entirely new market with the Movi. The system is designed specifically to use with an iPhone. With every new release, the iPhone's video and photography quality have increased.  Freefly is taking full advantage of this with Movi. Movi has a handle with controls that communicate with the iPhone and gives the user a lot of control.

The Orange Furball Stalking Great Art

A fat cat is causing pandemonium. His name is Zarathustra and he features prominently - or rather, he steals the show! - in the 'fat cat' art of Russian artist Svetlana Petrova , who lovingly integrates the orange furball into old masterworks through extensive digital manipulation.